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2021 DN Central Region Championship Called ON for Elk Lake in MI March 6-7


The 2021 DN Central Region Championship is called on for Elk Lake in Michigan, March 6-7.

Preliminary Results

WHAT TO KNOW:

  • No trailers on the ice
  • Launch area has a pressure ridge in front of it which can be crossed to the north. There will be cones marking where you can cross.
  • Registration is $30. Please have exact change.

ICE REPORT
The ice is clear, rated as a 6 – 7 as per Dick Wollam and Bob Gray, sheet is 1 mile by 2 miles. Ice is 6-7″ thick.

LAUNCH
Whitewater Township Park

LODGING (Closest to launch area)
Sleep Inn & Suites
Acme, MI
231-938-7000
$90

Holiday Inn Express
231-938-2600
3536 Mt Hope Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Acme, MI
$100

There are other hotels towards Traverse City.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, March 6
9 AM ET Registration at the Launch
9:30 AM ET: Skippers Meeting at Launch
10 AM ET: First Race

2021 DN Western Region Championship Called ON for Menominee, MI March 6-7


The 2021 DN Western Region Championship has been called on for Menominee, Michigan March 6-7.
NOTICE OF RACE

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Preliminary Results

 

WHAT TO KNOW:

  • Online registration is mandatory. Register and pay online at this link.
  • Proof of Insurance: Please either upload when you register or email to debwhitehorse@gmail.com
  • Text Notifications: Competitors will receive updates via text messaging. There’s no need to download any app. Please plan ahead and bring your phone to the race course. A spare recharging battery can also be helpful and perhaps your reading glasses.
    After each race is scored, a photo of the line up sheet for the next race will be sent out via text messaging to discourage congregating around the competitors and Race Committee. The line up sheet will be posted but competitors must observe social distancing. Please do not crowd around the line up sheet and Race Committee.

ICE REPORT
Western Region Commodore Chris Berger reports that there’s “ice as far as you can see” with numerous options for race courses. The ice thickness is 12 – 14″ and he rates it a 7.  There’s a heave to cross from the parking area/pits to the course and Mike Derusha has built a ramp for easy access to the sailing area.

LAUNCH
Watermark Bay View Restaurant
Go through their parking lot and cross the lawn to ice.

LODGING
1.Best Western Riverfront Inn
715-732-1000
1821 Riverside Ave, Marinette, WI 54143
$75 Ask for DN Western Regatta Rate

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, March 5, 5 PM CT: Registration Closes. No exceptions.
Saturday, March 6
8:30 AM CT: Skippers Meeting
9 AM CT: First Race
Sunday, March 7
9 AM CT: First Race
Awards follow immediately after the final race is completed and results are tabulated

2021 Western Region Championship Update #13: Called ON for March 6-7

Photo: Rick Myslinski

Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger:

We are optimistic about holding the 2021 Western Region Championship, scheduled for March 6-7, 2021. The warmer temperatures have cleaned the snow off from lakes in Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan and several sites are being scouted.
Sites under consideration are Escanaba, MI, Green Lake, WI, Madison, WI, Menominee, MI, and Oconto, WI.
Next update is on Thursday PM, March 4, 2021.

2021 Polish Championships

The Polish fleet in bed on the eve of the National Championship in Krynica Morska, Poland. Photo: Henryk Kuczma

The Polish Championships start tomorrow, Saturday, 20 February, in Krynica Morska near Gdansk. This two-day event will be very competitive and have a Gold Cup-like atmosphere. The Poles take up about one-third of the list of 30 sailors with an international IDNIYRA ranking of 10 or less. If you’d like to follow along, check out these sites: 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Gmina Miasta Krynica Morska Facebook Page

Polish DN Class Facebook Page 

Polish DN Class Website
Now is an excellent time to review Robert Gracyk’s P31 short video on runner sharpening techniques from Lake Pepin in Minnesota in 2013.

2021 Western Region Championship Update #10: Postponed


Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger:

The 2021 DN Western Region Championship has been postponed another week until February 27-28, 2021.  We are still looking for a suitable site. Next update is on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
The Western Region Championship is a two-day regatta in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, or the UP of Michigan.

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